Tribute paid to APS martyrs
HYDERABAD – People of different walks of life have paid glowing tributes to 132 children among 140 innocent people who were martyred in a horrific terrorist attack on Army Public School, Peshawar three year back on December 16, 2014.
Three years ago today, on December 16, 2014, 140 people, including 132 schoolchildren, were martyred in the deadliest terrorist attack in Pakistan’s history when terrorists stormed Army Public School in Peshawar Cantonment and started indiscriminate firing killing everyone in sight.
Talking to APP here on Friday, the Chairperson All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) and General Secretary of the Rotary Club Hyderabad Almas Zafar , Eminent educationists and Principal of Piggot Memmorial higher Secondary Girls College Jennifer Rufus Sharoon , JUP leader Sahabzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair, Chairman Minority Rights Commission of Pakistan Advocate M. Parkash, Advocate Fazal Qadir Memon, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sindh leaders Maulana Shoukat Ali, General Secretary Hyderabad (JI) Dr. Fawad Ahmed, District President Hyderabad Shia Ulema Council Hussain Bux Hussaini , Incharge at Women Development Department (WDD) Syeda Qurat-ul-Ain Shah,Educationist Bano shaheen, Coordinator Aurat Foundation & Associate professor at University of Sindh Arfana Mallah and others have said that APS incident would always give us strength, courage and a feeling of a moral win over biggest enemies of Islam and Pakistan.
It is now up to us to carry forward the message of innocent children to all Pakistanis and we should not forget this sad day and the sacrifice of our children in the history of the Pakistan, they added.
They urge people to come out of the comfort of their homes to safeguard the future of their children by standing up against those who are bent upon destroying the peace of the country.
They said that the nation turns such tragedies into their strength and go on fighting with greater zeal and more courageous determination. Today we stand committed to root out this menace of terrorism from our land once and for all, they added.
They paid special tribute to Principal Tahira Qazi and said that during attack she came out successfully from school but went back as saying my children are in school and embraced martyrdom.
They said that martyrdom of students has united the scattered nation, due to which, the country is standing as an iron wall against terrorism.
They said that both the government and armed forces should work together to eliminate terrorism while the nation will stand with them always.